10 MOST Valuable ESPORTS Organizations Right Now
Published at : 17 Oct 2020
The world of esports is packed with powerful emotions and, somehow, a large quantity of money. Many years have passed since competitive gaming was just a hobby for enthusiasts. Now, it's a fully-fledged business that has definitely proven to be quite profitable - and for some organizations, esports earnings are very impressive.
For that, we have gathered the top ten most valuable Esports organizations in our virtual world. Starting off from number 10, we have…
10. NRG Esports ($150 million)
NRG Esports is an American professional esports organization based in Los Angeles, California, that comes from the idea of "energy" from the "fighting spirits of our players!". Currently, NRG esports has rosters for Fortnite, CS: GO, Overwatch, Smite, Hearthstone, For Honor, Rocket League, Vainglory, and several streamers on the internet platform Twitch. Current NRG esports players include GBM, Hafu, Sleepy, Adapting, Yammyn, Nairo, Fireburner, and Whaazz.
They secured their spot in the 2020 Call of Duty League for their team, Chicago Huntsmen, and competing in the Overwatch League as San Francisco Shock. Also, NRG plays in many other video games such as Apex, Fortnite, and Rocket League, to name a few.
NRG drew some of the first celebrities like Shaquille O'Neil and Alex Rodriguez to invest in esports back in early 2016 with an estimated revenue of $20 million and an overall value of a whopping $150 million.
9. G2 Esports ($165 million)
G2 Esports, formerly known as Gamers2, is a Spanish esports organization based in Berlin, Germany, with players competing in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, and iRacing. It is composed of over 35 current players in various competitions.
G2 Esports is one of the biggest teams in League of Legends, founded by former professional League of Legends player Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez and Jens Hilgers, who also co-founded the Electronics Sports League. They are the back-to-back League of Legends European Championship winners who also won the MSI or Micro-Star International and reached the World's final.
Also, they compete in many other esports, most notably in CS: GO and Rainbow Six. This Esport team is valued at 165 million dollars, with estimated revenue at 22 million dollars.
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